obriens157 On the Bridge of Avignon: Solo and Duet
The French folk song is set in both major and minor modes to provide variety to the well-known tune. Sur le pont d'avignon is a singing game that adds motions as each verse is sung. The famed bridge actually joined two towns, Avignon and Villeneuve, separated by the Rhone River. Allegedly, the local Bishop asked residents of both towns to help build the important bridge immortalized in this song.